The program seeks to stimulate research on U.S. education issues using data from the large-scale, national and international data sets supported by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NSF, and other federal agencies, and to increase the number of education researchers using these data sets.
The program supports research projects that are quantitative in nature, include the analysis of existing data from NCES, NSF or other federal agencies, and have U.S. education policy relevance.
AERA invites education-related dissertation proposals using NCES, NSF, and other federal data bases.
Research Grants are available for faculty at institutions of higher education, postdoctoral researchers, and other doctoral-level researchers.
Applications are encouraged from a variety of disciplines, such as but not limited to, education, sociology, economics, psychology, demography, statistics, and psychometrics.
The Governing Board for the AERA Grants Program has established the following four strands of emphasis for proposals.
Applicants are encouraged to submit proposals that:
Research projects related to at least one of the strands above and to science and/or mathematics education are especially encouraged.
Other topics of interest include policies and practices related to student achievement in STEM, contextual factors in education, educational participation and persistence (kindergarten through graduate school), early childhood education, and postsecondary education.
The research project must include the analysis of data from at least one of the large-scale, nationally or internationally representative data sets supported by NCES, NSF, or other federal agency, such as the U.S. Department of Labor, the U.S. Census Bureau, and the National Institutes of Health.
Additional data sets may be used in conjunction with the obligatory federal data set.
If international data sets are used, the study must include U.S. education.
Deadline: 1st September
Follow the links below for more details and application contacts.